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Food oriented walking tours of Rome?

cortez Oct 27, 2011 04:21 AM

During my upcoming visit to Rome, I'm interested in a food oriented walking tour of the markets and a selected restaurant or two.

Paris chowhounds endorse Context walking tours as a great source of knowledgeable tour guides. Context also has guides in Rome and several other major cities. Any Chowhound experience with Context tours in Rome? Are there other guides I should consider?

Thanks very much.

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  1. ttoommyy RE: cortez Oct 27, 2011 07:45 AM

    We did a walking tour in Rome with Context and our docent was CH's own Maureen Fant. It was wonderful and I highly recommend it. This is the one we did:


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      cortez RE: ttoommyy Oct 27, 2011 08:05 AM

      Thanks very much. Sounds like a perfect introduction to the "food" of Rome.

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        roaminginrome RE: cortez Oct 27, 2011 09:00 AM

        Hi Cortez
        We are doing a food tour in Paris this weekend with Culinary Tours of Paris. Have you heard of them? We are really looking forward to it. Being a Paris Foodie where would you put Pierre Herme on you list for pastries.? Friends just told us it is their favorite spot in Paris

        Sorry to digress. As for your posted inquiry we did a wonderful tour that we are still raving about with Eating Italy Food Tours in Rome. The website is http://www.eatingitalyfoodtours.com. It was both delicious and so much fun.

        Have a delicious time in Rome!

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          cortez RE: roaminginrome Oct 27, 2011 03:05 PM


          Thanks for the tip. We toured food in Paris with Wendy Lyn of The Paris Kitchen. She has been criticized on here. But, we enjoyed her tours very much, including privileged seatings at Spring and Frenchie.

          So sorry, but we didn't make it to Herme. We did make it to Hermes. A different thing.



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        wristband RE: ttoommyy Oct 27, 2011 01:01 PM

        Ditto rec for Context and for the Context walking tour with Maureen. They also do an evening wine bar walking tour that is well done and fun.

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          DistendedBelly RE: wristband Oct 27, 2011 04:01 PM

          Herme vs Hermes - both so delicious. If you like macarons, Pierre Herme will fit the bill.

          Re Roman tours - also see resident Rome advisor http://www.katieparla.com/tours/

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            roaminginrome RE: DistendedBelly Oct 27, 2011 11:00 PM

            I can taste them already....I can't wait!

      3. minchilli RE: cortez Nov 2, 2011 01:39 AM

        Since you're asking about food tours, maybe you're interested in rounding that out with wine? I'd recommend Vino Roma, which gets top ratings on Trip Advisor. They have just moved to a beautiful new space and hold regular tastings which are as fun as they are informative.


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          cortez RE: minchilli Nov 2, 2011 02:06 AM

          Thanks very much. Great suggestion.

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            gepopes RE: cortez Nov 2, 2011 02:27 PM

            Thank you very much ttoommyy, I am also going to Rome soon and I found the advice very helpful :D

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          Karen829 RE: cortez Nov 5, 2011 07:12 PM

          Have you considered taking a cooking class in Rome? I haven't done this yet, but I think it would be fun. Check out this one...

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